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A California Environmental Court to Adjudicate Climate Change

Climate change creates mitigation and adaptation needs across the country, especially in California, which faces flooding, erosion, fire, and extreme weather. To armor against the rising tide of climate change and its accompanying flood of litigation, California should create a specialized environmental court to adjudicate state climate issues. (read more)

Closing the Ocean Fracking Gap: EPA Leadership Is Needed to Regulate Aging Rigs and Evolving Risks Offshore

This Note explores how fracking has slipped through the cracks in a closely regulated industry. Examining the root of the problem, this Note outlines how we might design an administrative apparatus to address emerging environmental harms in the context of aging oil and gas infrastructure. (read more)

Protecting Species and Timber Communities from Extinction: A Case Study on Spotted Owls, Logging, and Cooperative Management in Western Lane County, Oregon

This Note uses western Lane County as a case study to diagnose sticking points in conservation under the ESA and prescribe characteristics of management strategies more likely to sustain both resource extraction-dependent communities and populations of listed specie (read more)

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Volume 50.1 Front Matter

Linda Gordon

September 28th 2023

Ecology Law Quarterly Volume 50.1 Front Matter

Just Transition Symposium – Panel 4: Black Women Talk

Linda Gordon

September 22nd 2023

This is the culminating panel of Ecology Law Quarterly’s 2022 Annual Symposium entitled “Black Women Talk.” The moderators were Candice Youngblood and Alicia Arrington. Speakers included Savonala “Savi” Horne and Kimberly Leefatt.

2022 Annual Symposium: Panel 3 – Green Economy

Linda Gordon

September 22nd 2023

The third panel of the Annual Symposium was entitled “Green Economy.” The moderator was Dan Farber and speakers included Renee Hatcher and Jose “JB” Tengco.

2022 Annual Symposium: Panel 2 – Government Transition

Linda Gordon

September 22nd 2023

The Second Panel of the Annual Symposium was entitled “Government Transition.” The Moderator was Ted Lamm and speakers included Louise Bedsworth, Kate Gordon, and Alegría De La Cruz.

2022 Annual Symposium: Panel 1 – California Carbon Offsets

Linda Gordon

September 22nd 2023

The first panel of the 2022 Annual Symposium was entitled “California Carbon Offsets.” The moderator was Colin Mickle, and speakers included Danny Cullenward and Neena Mohan.

2022 Annual Symposium: Foreword

Linda Gordon

September 22nd 2023

This year, we are pleased to be publishing the direct transcripts from the Symposium. Our panelists provided a wealth of thoughtful commentary throughout four panels, and we know readers will appreciate the nuance and candor they brought to each discussion.

When Super-Statutes Collide: CEQA, the Housing Accountability Act, and Tectonic Change in Land Use Law

Linda Gordon

June 23rd 2023

We hope this Article serves as a useful reminder that super-statutes aren’t super for all time. In 1970, in the wake of massive construction projects and rapid development across California, it was reasonable to believe that slowing construction down would help the environment. The foundational CEQA cases were decided accordingly. ...

Litigation & Liberation

Linda Gordon

June 23rd 2023

This Article argues that litigation, when deployed critically and strategically, can have important material and cultural benefits for social movements. The Cricket Hollow Zoo campaign vividly demonstrates litigation’s positive direct and indirect effects. At the same time, the case study illustrates some of the risks and limits of relying on ...

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